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HMS Illustrious, launched 17th September 1896 and served with the Channel Fleet until September 1908. Went into reserve and transferred into the 3rd fleet at Devonport in 1912. Outbreak of world war one, recommissioned as guard ship for Loch Awe, Lough Swilly, The Tyne and finally the Humber. In May 1915 she joined the southern fleet in the Channel finally used as an ammunition ship in 1916. Eventually sold for breaking 18th June 1920.

HMS Illustrious Tony Davies

Armament: four 12 inch guns, twelve 6 inch guns, sixteen 12 pdr guns, twelve 3 pdr guns, 2 maxims, two 2pdr boat guns and five torpedo tubes.   Displacement: 14,900 tons.   Speed: 16.5 knots.   Complement: 757.

HMS ILLUSTRIOUS 17 SEPTEMBER 1896 SOLD FOR B/U 18TH JUNE 1920

HMS Illustrious launched 17th September 1896. Remained in full commission with the Channel Fleet until September 1908. Went into reserve and transferred into the 3rd fleet at Devonport in 1912. Outbreak of world war one, recommissioned as guard ship for Loch Awe, Lough Swilly, The Tyne and finally the Humber. In May 1915 she joined the southern fleet in the Channel finally used as an ammunition ship in 1916. Eventually sold for breaking 18th June 1920.

Officers of HMS Illustrious. The group of officers shown are from all branches including executive, marine, pay and medical. In the centre is Commander Baker and Sir Richard Poore (1898).

HMS Illustrious, 1898.

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HMS Illustrious.

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HMS Illustrious Pictured Circa 1908

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HMS Illustrious  Pictured Circa 1898

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HMS Illustrious, 1898.

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HMS Illustrious.  Sent in by Alan Loose

HMS Illustrious.  Sent in by Alan Loose

The Ward Room of HMS Illustrious. Two marine officers can be seen reading in armchairs (1896).

The Midshipman's home.

Ships boats and steam launches are stowed on Spar Deck of HMS Illustrious

The front turret with its two 12 inch guns.

HMS Illustrious - Sister Ships of the Majestic Class
HMS CAESAR 2ND SEPTEMBER 1896 SOLD FOR B/U 8TH NOVEMBER 1921
HMS HANNIBAL 28TH APRIL 1896 SOLD FOR B/U 28TH JANUARY 1920
HMS JUPITER 18TH NOVEMBER 1895 SOLD FOR B/U 15TH JANUARY 1920
HMS MAJESTIC 31ST JANUARY 1895 TORPEDOED 27TH MAY 1915
HMS MAGNIFICENT 19TH DECEMBER 1894 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MAY 1921
HMS MARS 30TH MARCH 1896 SOLD FOR B/U 9TH MAY 1921
HMS PRINCE GEORGE 22ND AUGUST 1895 SOLD FOR B/U 21ST SEPTEMBER 1921
HMS VICTORIOUS 19TH OCTOBER 1895 SOLD FOR B/U 19TH DECEMBER 1922
 

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